Tuesday, January 24, 2006

More on the deficiency of funding for indigent defense in the Commonwealth

The Harrisonburg paper has this report on how Virginia does not pay enough for lawyers to present the poor in criminal cases.

The article quotes one lawyer as saying: "It puts me and anybody else who does court-appointed work in an automatic conflict of interest . . . It’s in my best interest to settle a case, and settle it quick."

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